Posted on Monday 30th July, 2018


PARKSIDE kicked five goals to one in the final quarter to record an impressive come-from-behind victory over Newport Power, and in the process earned fourth spot on the Division 2 ladder.

The Magpies were down by 31-points at half-time and looked unlikely to run over the top of the Power.

However, their defensive pressure was a highlight in the second half, keeping their rivals to just two goals, while they kicked nine goals.

Riley O’Shea kicked four goals in the 13-point victory. Brent Kelly also booted three goals in a best on ground performance.

It’s back to the drawing board for the Power, who would be ruing the opportunity to cement a spot in the top four.

Newport Power sit in sixth place and will face West Footscray, Point Cook, Manor Lakes and Albanvale in the final four rounds of the season.

Elsewhere, the top three sides all scored big wins.

North Footscray defeated Albanvale by 110-points, Point Cook won by 99-points against West Footscray and ladder-leaders Yarraville Seddon Eagles won by 105-points.

The Devils have bounced back after losing their past three matches.

Jason Butty kicked seven goals in the win, while Tyron Montebruno, Joel Richardson and James Pountney all kicked three goals.

The reigning premiers will be tested this week, they will take on the in-form Eagles, who haven’t missed a beat this season.

Point Cook had nine different goal kickers in their impressive win over West Footscray at Shorten Reserve.

It was a better goal kicking display from the Bulldogs, who only managed to kick three goals last week.

Cam D’Altera kicked seven goals. Sean Curtis was prolific, while ruckman Wayde Skipper’s return was excellent after missing a few weeks with injury.

Finally, Jack Hargreaves bagged five goals in Yarraville Seddon’s 21.19. (145) to 6.4. (40) win over Manor Lakes.

Hargreaves was best afield, while young gun Eddie Ford continued to impress in his debut senior season.